Find plants to fill those shady spots! Understory plants for under trees or for areas sheltered by verandahs or fences. Add texture and create a haven with Philodendrons, Clivia's, Caladiums, Peace Lily, Gingers and more shade loving plants.
Carob Tree - Ceratonia siliqua, Carob is used in xeriscape landscape design for gardens and parks as it develops a beautiful sculpted trunk. It is also widely cultivated for its edible pods. Yummy Carob!
This is a wonderful little groundcover from South Africa. It has succulent, thick green leaves which are covered in Leopard spots. The spots are a dark green to almost black, and the colour tends to be enhanced (e.g. darker spots on the foliage) in a shady spot and over winter.
Plants for sale: 30+cm tall. This is a fairly small palm, only growing up to 5m tall, with beautiful bright green feathery foliage, similar to the Foxtail Palm. Its overall appearance is very similar to the MacArthur Palm which is very popular for use in landscaping. The PNG Cluster Palm can be solitary or clustering, and is suitable as indoor palm, as well as....
Beautiful tropical foliage plant from the Ginger family which grows to just over 1/2 a meter tall. It has underground rhizomes which look a bit like a set of keys, or a bunch of funny shaped carrots. Leaves are a very nice light green. Foliage tends to be more dark green in a shady position. Flowers are pink to white. Rhizomes, young leaves and shoots are edible, and can be used in salads, pickles, soups etc. It can be eaten raw but is also used in cooking.
Aloe Vera Barbadensis var. "Vera" Sweet - Yellow flower. There are hundreds of varieties of aloe. We have sourced the popular yellow flowered aloe vera. (We also stock the standard Aloe Vera Barbadensis (orange flower).
Syngonium - Moonlight, Moonlight is a dense, compact plant with a nice rounded look. This makes it very suitable as a house or office plant with lots of lovely symmetrical branching leaves. It looks great as a table centrepiece!
Vanilla is one of the most widely used flavourings in this world-it is in everything from food to fragrance-and it actually comes from the seed pods of a type of Orchid. A climbing vine which can grow up......
String of Bananas - Senecio radicans - String of bananas is an easy to grow, perennial succulent. With its branching habit is looks amazing in a hanging basket and will also form a thick ground covering mat if coiled onto the soil surface. It has the cutest glossy, fleshy leaves with a definate banana shape :)
Clivea - Yellow, Most of us are familiar with the gorgeous and more common orange clivea. The Yellow Clivea is a rarer variety but with all the stunning qualities of its relative. Clivia's grow to 45cm tall and perform best in shade, they make a great understory addition with their deep green foliage through the year and an incredible display in Spring / Summer. They are low maintenance and hardy with strong roots that make them drought hardy.
Lady Palms - Rhaphis Excelsa, are very elegant, graceful multi stemmed palms, which grow to 3-4m tall. They have deep green, glossy leaves. Easy to grow, adaptable to a wide range of conditions and soil types. Lady Palms are quite cold hardy, handling temperatures as low as -5C. Plants for sale: approx 20- 25cm tall. (See photo in full description).
The Australian Fan Palm is one of Australia's most beautiful native palms. It originates from the North Queensland Rainforests, from north of Townsville to Cape York. The Australian Fan Palm has very large round fan leaves and is best grown in a shady spot. Leaves will be greener in deeper shade but does need some light to grow. As the Aussie Fan Palm grows taller it will, in its natural habitat, receive more sun and will handle full sun when it outgrows the other trees. For more plant info please click on title or 'product details'. Photo of mature palm, online plants for sale: Seedlings approx 30cm tall
Heliconia psittacorum x spathocircinata - Golden Torch is a beautiful tropical plant, the heliconia is related to Ginger and Bananas! This variety is just gorgeous with bright yellow coloured bracts, such a lovely addition to a space in need of some lush bright green foliage and colour.
Zanzibar Gem, or 'ZZ' as we like to call it (from Zamioculcas zamiifolia), is a beautiful aroid which is perfect for indoor and low-light conditions. It thrives on neglect and is very drought hardy. Foliage is very glossy, deep green. It is native to Africa.....
Epipremnum Aureum - Devil's Ivy - Frosty - Hard to find variety with attractive leaves with strong white splashes. Devil’s Ivy is a popular houseplant as it requires little maintenance and keeps its variegated colour despite poor conditions. In the wild Epipremnum can grow up to 40 feet long-but as a potted plant it will trail to only about 8 feet.
Epipremnum Aureum - Devil's Ivy or Golden pothos (Scindapsus aures) - Such beautiful coloured foliage! Variegated plant with attractive leaves in varying shades of green and gold. Despite the name (and despite a few old wives tales about bad luck) Devil’s Ivy is a popular houseplant as it requires little maintenance and keeps its variegated colour despite poor conditions. In the wild Epipremnum can grow up to 40 feet long-but as a potted plant it will trail to only about 8 feet.
Epipremnum Aureum - Devil's Ivy - Marble Queen - Hard to find variety with attractive leaves with gorgeous white and green marbled leaves - Amazing! Devil’s Ivy is a popular houseplant as it requires little maintenance and keeps its variegated colour despite poor conditions. In the wild Epipremnum can grow up to 40 feet long-but as a potted plant it will trail to only about 8 feet.
Cascade Palm (Chamaedorea atrovirens) - Mexican Hat Palm. Fantastic palm for indoors. Will also grow well in gardens in the tropics and subtropics. Available plants 20-30cm tall.
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Monstera obliqua / adonsonii - Swiss Cheese Vine Monstera obliqua /adonsonii is commonly known as the Swiss Cheese vine. This particular monstera is just amazing with super holey leaves as soon as they unfurl.